Go for Italian Cooking Experience and Technology

A lot of things go into cooking — into really great cooking.

And every food connoisseur will tell you that it’s not only the ingredients that make food simply delicious. Cooking that perfect dish requires culinary creativity and skill, and not to mention the right kitchen equipment like Tecnogas Italian cooking appliances, to ensure that each meal is cooked with passion and perfection.

Founded more than 65 years ago, Tecnogas, the legendary Italian appliance brand has made its way to the Philippines and showcased its line of remarkable cooking appliances that led to its establishment as one of the top premium cooking appliance brands in the country.

Whether it’s cooking simple pasta dishes or preparing a complete four-course meal, Tecnogas integrates Italian expertise and technology with its quality cooking appliances built only with top of the line materials that are designed to deliver excellent cooking results. Available in all sizes, colors, and styles, Tecnogas’ widest selection of Italian cooking appliances varies from cooking ranges, built-in hobs, built-in ovens, range hoods, table top ovens, and Vortex stoves that are simply an advantage to have in any kitchen.

Tecnogas offers four lines of cooking appliances that are built with high grade materials such as Sabaf and Defendi burners. Each has their unique identity with consistent, strong and elegant design for professional cooking experience. The PRO line series was inspired by the top of the line cookers used by professionals in the cooking industry; it is available in various colours that seamlessly integrate with your kitchen space and style. The NEXT Line series was designed with the strength of the Italian technology and modern engineering for power and efficiency. Meanwhile, the CUISINE Line integrates the best technology to let you experience the art of cooking. Tecnogas also built The TECHNIK series that features all sizes of cooking ranges that deliver superior quality to satisfy your passion for cooking excellence. 

Every Tecnogas Italian cooker exemplifies the elements of durability and safety carefully engineered to give you only the best cooking experience. Tecnogas products are exclusively distributed by Appstar Global Distributor Inc. It is available in all leading appliance stores nationwide and supported with over 200 service centers across the country. Tecnogas also offers the longest warranty in the business with 2 years on parts 1 year on service.

To know more about Tecnogas, you can drop by their showrooms located at #28 D. Tuazon St. Quezon City, or outside Metro Manila in Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod, and Davao. You may also visit their website at www.tecnogas.com.ph or visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/TecnogasPhilippines.

Making My “To-Buy” List

Well, another way to call it would be a shopping list. But we often associate a shopping list with a grocery list so I thought a “To-Buy” list would be a better name for the list of things we need (and perhaps want!) to buy.

Below are some of the things I would like to buy this year as our budget permits or as surprise provisions or blessings come in:

  1. living room sofa – We currently use a slightly pre-loved sofa which we got about 3 years ago. It still is in good condition but has been a bit discolored by now. So I thought it would be nice to get a new one some time this year.
  2. washing machine – It would be great to finally get a new, fully-automatic one 🙂
  3. work table – I have a small office/work table at home. I thought it would be great to have a bigger one so it can accommodate our printer as well as some of my files at home.
  4. bed and pillows – Our bed has been with us for 8 years. We lack a good bed frame to support our bed so getting a new one would be nice. Wait! Perhaps this should be first on the list! 🙂 I think we also need new pillows, too.
  5. guitar – I missed having a guitar at home. My husband and I play the guitar a bit. I think it’s a relaxing hobby plus we both love singing as well so a guitar is really handy at home. It’s good news then that quality guitars with great prices can also be bought online such as ibanez rg available at Musicians Friend. It saves you time and money (!) from going into stores. Plus such cool deals can be found online.
  6. stove and electric kettle  – Our stove is still functioning but I think wear and tear is at work with it 🙂  So we might need to get a new one eventually. Our electric kettle is also starting to have problems so yes, we might need a replacement for it some time soon.

Other things that need to be improved at home: water connection/sink, kitchen set-up.

I think making a “To-Buy” list for things is great. Just like our grocery list, it helps us see what needs to be bought. In the end, it helps us to better manage our finances.

Energy-Efficient Home Systems

Over the years, advanced technology has led to innovative products for the home that reduce costs and make life easier. Homeowners now have energy-efficient features for heating and cooling systems, water systems, doors and windows, and appliances that add comfort, convenience and value to a home environment.

Heating and Cooling Systems
Heating – If you have a furnace that’s over 10 years old, replacing it with a new, energy-efficient model can save you money. New Energy Star qualified furnaces have AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) ratings of 95 to 98 compared to older models with ratings as low as 65, and they provide cleaner air for your home.

Cooling – Energy Star qualified central air systems have SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings that range from 15 to 19, almost 10 percent higher that older models. They conserve energy, require less maintenance, run much quieter, and provide even temperatures throughout your home.

Programmable Thermostats – Smart thermostats let you to adjust home temperatures to fit your schedule and comfort levels. You can program the thermostat to lower temperatures while you’re asleep or away from home, an energy saving feature that can be remotely activated from any android or smart device.

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Water Systems
Energy-efficient water heaters, as well as shower heads, faucets and toilets can save you up to 20 percent on your annual water bills. Low-flow toilets save between three and four thousand gallons of water every year, and WaterSense faucets and shower heads with motion sensors can turn your water on and off by simple touch or motion as you approach.

Doors and Windows
Energy Star qualified doors and windows can save you up to $500 each year on your heating and cooling costs. They are made with energy-efficient materials that prevent air leakage and drafts to keep your home comfortable year-round. Although upfront costs can be more expensive, there are rebates and tax credits available to help you offset these costs.

Appliances
Today’s modern appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, microwave ovens, dishwashers, washers and dryers, and many small appliances come with energy-efficient features that conserve energy and add convenience to your daily tasks. You can program your appliances to turn on and off and do a variety of things, even from remote locations.

Energy-efficient upgrades will conserve energy, reduce home expenses, provide comfort and convenience, and increase the value of your home. Find out today what an energy-efficient home can do for you.